Nokia and Google today announced that Google’s popular search engine will be integrated with the Nokia Search application.
The integration will begin in select markets with the Nokia N96, Nokia N78, Nokia 6210 Navigator and Nokia 6220 classic. Google search will be extended to additional Nokia handset models in the future. Ultimately, Nokia will make Google search available to its customers in over 100 countries around the world, serving mobile owners speaking more than 40 languages.
Nokia Search, now with Google, offers fast and easy access to web information from the handset. In addition, users can search content on their device and use local search engines for a complete search experience. Nokia Search provides one click access from the active standby screen, saving users time and steps in their searching.
Once users have found the information they are seeking, Nokia Search enables users to act on that information by engaging device assets such as maps, messaging or the browser with just one click.
Meanwhile, Yahoo has teamed up with T-Mobile to bring Yahoo’s mobile services to millions of T-Mobile’s European customers. Under the agreement, Yahoo’s oneSearch (right), will become the exclusive mobile service for T-Mobile customers.
In other news, Microsoft announced a buyout deal for mobile service provider Danger, who makes the T-Mobile Sidekick.
Microsoft General Manager Scott Horn said the company isn’t ready to announce its specific plans for Danger, but said the company plans to continue operating its existing Sidekick business.